James White (b.1981) is an American-French architect who has been based in the UK for most of the last 15 years. A researcher, writer and illustrator, James presents three strands of his most recent 'extra-curricular' work:
• 'Brackenbury Drawings' – Since moving to Hammersmith in January 2015, James has been enchanted by the distinctive buildings and cultural richness of Brackenbury. His drawings offer a journey through some of the architectural landmarks of Brackenbury's community.
• Book Launches:
- 'Normal Norm', by James White (2015):
Norman is a normal man, with a normal life and normal habits. Until the day he finds a 'Miss Normal' in the phonebook…
- 'Flemings & Flemmings', by James White (2015):
In a bilingual English-French adventure, two Victorian explorers with fantastic moustaches set out on a journey to discover faraway lands and disseminate their 'superior' culture…
• UNESCO World Heritage project:
In 2011, James launched an international research initiative on contemporary architectural interventions in urban UNESCO World Heritage sites. This exhibition will showcase some of James' recent drawings of Edinburgh and Bordeaux's urban World Heritage sites, along with insights into the complex relationship of contemporary architecture to heritage within UNESCO World Heritage sites.